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lot # 57 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1881-89

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China, Customs Mail : 1881 (16 Sept.) envelope to Madame Vapereau in Paris (6.11), showing on reverse "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Sep 16 81" in blue, and bearing on front France Peace and Commerce 35c., cancelled by large figures "5104", matching "Shang-hai/Hai/Chine" c.d.s. (24.9) and "Chambéry a Mâcon" transit (6.11) alongside, with "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit (23.9) and appropriate arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope roughly opened at right not affecting stamp, fine to very fine strike of the Peking Customs dater.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

As Professor of French language at Tung Wen University in Peking, mail sent by Charles Vapereau was treated as official mail, so no domestic postage was required.

Estimate: HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


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